Delhi-NCR Will Continue To Experience Rainfall Today And Tomorrow: IMD

In the early hours of Wednesday, heavy rain lashed Delhi, parts of Noida and Ghaziabad and several roads were inundated. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for moderate rainfall and waterlogging over the next few days in Delhi.

Cars pass through inundated roads in Noida.

Heavy rainfall lashed Delhi on Wednesday morning along with parts of Noida and Ghaziabad. It has caused waterlogging in several roads in the city affecting the traffic as the visibility was also low during the showers. 

The Indian Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert for Delhi for the day and an orange alert has been issued to prepare for the moderate rainfall till Friday and the waterlogging it may create. In a statement, IMD said, "Generally cloudy sky. moderate rain/thundershowers."

IMD Scientist Soma Sen Roy told PTI, "Due to well-marked low pressure area lying over Bay of Bengal, the moisture is reaching North-West India. Delhi-NCR will continue to experience rainfall today and tomorrow, after that it will reduce."

The IMD on Twitter wrote, "Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of North-East Delhi, Central-Delhi, New Delhi, South Delhi, South-East Delhi, East Delhi, NCR ( Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabhgarh) Loharu (Haryana) Shamli, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Hastinapur, Chandpur, Daurala, Meerut, Modinagar, Garhmukteshwar, Pilakhua, Hapur, Gulaoti, Siyana, Bulandshahar (U.P.). Light-intensity rain/drizzle would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of North Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi, South-West Delhi, NCR ( Bahadurgarh, Gurugram) Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Narwana, Karnal, Rajaund, Assandh, Safidon, Jind, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Hansi, Meham, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosali, Sohana (Haryana) Saharanpur, Gangoh, Deoband, Nazibabad, Muzaffarnagar, Kandhla, Bijnaur, Baraut, Bagpat, Khekra (U.P.) Pilani (Rajasthan) during next 2 hours."

Parts of Noida and Ghaziabad also witnessed heavy showers today morning.

Moderate rainfall was observed in certain areas of Delhi NCR yesterday. As per reports the water level of the Hindon river has risen which flooded several houses and roads in Greater Noida. 

The Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration said that all schools up to class 12 in Noida and Greater Noida will remain closed on Wednesday due to rain and waterlogging.

"Due to rains and waterlogging, District Magistrate Manish Kumar Verma has ordered closure of all schools up to Class 12 for today," District Inspector of Schools Dharmveer Singh reportedly said.

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